A few things I’ve written (and been quoted in) lately

I haven’t been up to a ton of writing, but I’ve not been inactive. Here’s what I’ve done in the past couple of months: SmartBlog on Leadership: Moving past performance appraisals: A conversation with Aubrey Daniels: This was a lot of fun. Aubrey is a wonderful, ornery, wise man who cuts through the theoretical noiseContinue reading “A few things I’ve written (and been quoted in) lately”

The JFK assassination and when events fade from memory into history

“It was a day I recall vividly like it was yesterday. We were, that very day, discussing the three branches of government (at a Miami high school) and the role of the President. I was making allusions to President Kennedy and the things he was doing when the announcement came over the speaker that heContinue reading “The JFK assassination and when events fade from memory into history”

Recent work on SmartBlogs

I interview a couple of nice people recently, and despite my questions, they gave some pretty good answers. Please read more over at my work blog, SmartBlog on Leadership: Ryan Estis, on company culture and how to do it right Navigating workplace relationships: A Q-and-A with Emily Bennington

Things I’ve been writing: Covering #2013GC

I was recently out at the Milken Institute Global Conference, which is always an exhausting blur, albeit one that’s educational and fascinating. I wrote five posts from there: Conference 101 for speakers and panelists How can entrepreneurs get the financing they need? How Disney built environmental concerns into its financial planning Live from #2013GC: TalentContinue reading “Things I’ve been writing: Covering #2013GC”

Stories behind the stories — Feb. 9, 2013

Trying something out because I rarely write anymore but read more widely than ever. In my day job, I deliver the news of the day in several industries. But there’s always the story behind the story — the context, the background, the human interest, or just the fun and silly. Each weekend (I hope!?), I’llContinue reading “Stories behind the stories — Feb. 9, 2013”

Dead retail stores of our lives

I read a story today on Forbes’ website arguing that Best Buy, through a combination of the Internet (e.g. Amazon), poor customer service, poor internal inventory and logistics and a general societal shift away from bricks-and-mortar retailers, is slowly headed toward a rapid fall. I’ve thought for a couple of years now that Best BuyContinue reading “Dead retail stores of our lives”

Editing is smarter when it’s collective, collaborative

This is a post about current events, but the idea is really timeless: Sharing what we know to maximize its utility. Oil, as it always does, is a key player in any discussion of world affairs, this time because of the unrest in Egypt and, now, Libya. Predictably, the futures contracts have moved upward. ThisContinue reading “Editing is smarter when it’s collective, collaborative”